Yes! Sports Photos Day can happen safely during COVID 19
Like many businesses, Darby sports Photos has been dramatically affected by COVID19. We have spent countless hours fine tuning new policies and procedures to safely return to operations under the current health and safety guidelines.
Darby Photos will always look out for the health and safety of your child. Please view our Photo Day COVID19 Safety Procedures
Sports Photos is based out of the lower mainland and does work all throughout British Columbia. We provide exceptional local service, competitively priced products and a large product line.
We take the stress out of photo days by using a proven photo system & experienced staff. Your photo day will run smoothly and stay on schedule. Your players will love our exciting custom products such as magazine covers, posters and calendars– and their parents will love our prices.
NOTE: Not available to all leagues, only leagues that players received an access code flyer on photo day
The Darby Photos Promise
At Darby Photos, we are committed to preserving your memories for a lifetime. We are family-owned and operated, and take pride in providing outstanding customer service to each of our clients. We specialize in school and youth sports photography, and our staff enjoy working with children and are skilled at bringing out the best in each child. We strive to provide the quality and service that builds long-lasting relationships with our clients.
As we are not a franchise or non-specialized company, we can custom-tailor our fundraising program, photo packages, and services to fit your individual needs.
Dedicated staff using the latest equipment
Our photographers are all full-time employees and not hired on a seasonal basis. This allows for higher quality control and accountability to our customers.
We use the most cutting-edge digital SLR (single-lens reflex) cameras, state-of-the-art retouching software, and print all of our portraits and specialty products in-house on a fully digital photo processor/printer unique to British Columbia. Timeless memories with the help of state-of-the-art technology.
In house printing
Darby Photos portraits are produced using the traditional wet process and the paper is developed and fixed using photographic chemicals. This means that, unlike inkjet printing where the ink sits on top of the paper surface and ink colour can alter the reflective properties of the paper, all colour in the photographic print is locked away behind a top layer (like a laminate) and therefore have the same reflectivity. Using our printer, the paper receives the image via LED lights, which expose the paper as super high resolutions to create pixel-free images, with a huge range of colours and tonal quality.
Photo Packages Delivered to Date
Darby Photos makes team photos a snap
Send us a database of your teams so we can produce scan cards and prepare each player’s private online sales gallery to view their portrait AFTER photo day and place their order from the convenience of the smartphone, tablet or computer.
Once you’ve contracted Darby Photos you will only have three things left to do:
- Book the photo venue
- Provide us a database ahead of photo day. We use this database to create scan cards that allow for ordering online AFTER photo day and for less common touch points at photo day.
- Distribute the completed photos to the coaches or division managers (each team comes individually bagged and labeled for easy distribution)
Tired of coordinating all of the photo timeslots for your teams? Darby Photos can help with our on-line photo session booking system. We’ll create a booking page for your league and all the coordinator has to do is send each team a link they can use to book a photo simeslot that work for their team. The system allows for for changes and will also send out reminders.
On photo day, Darby Photos comes fully staffed and we do not require any league volunteers. Our staff are always positive, approachable and helpful. We take care of the photography, setting up of the team photo, organizing teams and ensuring we keep on schedule.
A Darby Photo photo day runs on time, every time because of our well trained staff and years of experience. The Darby Photo experience is truly unlike any other!
Once photo day is complete, the team photos will be added to a secure / password protected section of our website. The teams will be emailed a link and password instructions to get access to the team photos.
These photos are used for team websites, tournament programs, league websites, newspapers, year end coaches gifts, etc.
Traditionally the league would have the team photos on a CD and be responsible for making them available to teams through time consuming individual emails, not anymore! Darby Photos takes care of all the repetitive, time consuming, headache-causing work that can be associated with the photo day process.
Some leagues do not have access to indoor venues if the weather is wet. For these situations, we have invested in a full weather photography cover.
This cover shelters both individual and team photos from the wet weather while allowing the photographer to use the natural outdoor background of your local park. The photo day must go on!
Peace Arch Nurseries
This company has generously allowed us to host a couple of different, COVID SAFE photo sessions in their Growers Garden Centre in surrey. Huge thanks and appreciation for this community support
Providing outstanding service to each and every customer for over 25 years